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14 September 2017 
Issue No: 49 


Grenfell Fire 
Response News 


Pop-up shop for men’s clothes 
at The Curve tomorrow 

There will be a pop-up shop for men’s clothes, PJs and bathrobes taking 
place tomorrow at The Curve, 10 Bard Road, W10 6TP where residents 
from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk can get new donations. The day 
is taking place tomorrow, Friday 15 September, from 10am to 6pm. 

All donations are new items available on a first come, first served basis. 
People are asked to bring ID when they arrive. 


Dusty for Grenfell fundraising concert 

People are invited to The Bolton Pub, 326 Earl’s Court Road, SW5 9BQ, 
on Saturday 14 October from 8pm to come and enjoy the songs of 
Dusty Springfield in aid of the Grenfell Tower Appeal. 

There is standing room and a limited number of tables available to reserve for 
the evening, and all proceeds and donations will go to the K&C Foundation’s 
Grenfell Tower Fund to help those directly affected and the community. 


People can turn up and enjoy the music, or if they want to reserve 
a table, or find out more about the evening, they can email 

dustyforgrenfell@gmail.com or visit www.eventbrite.com/ 
dusty-for-grenfell 


Travel support for parents at 
the beginning of the school term 

Families and carers may be facing challenges or disruption in getting 
children to and from school at the beginning of the school term, including: 

• Travelling from a • The school route • The school may 
different location may be disrupted have been relocated 

If people require support on travel arrangements, they should contact 
their Key Worker or Support Worker. 

To request a Key Worker, change a Key Worker, or if anyone is unable 
to reach their Key Worker, people can ring the helpline on 020 7745 
6400. The line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. The team can be 
contacted out-of-hours on 020 7373 2227. 


For further support, people can get in touch with the Care for Grenfell 
Team on 020 7745 6414 to register your need for support with transport. 


IN THIS EDITION 


1 Pop-up shop for men’s 
clothes at The Curve 

1 Dusty for Grenfell 
fundraising concert 

1 Travel support for parents 
at the beginning of the 
school term 

2 Mental health support for 
pupils returning to school 

2 Community day at the 
Bush Theatre 

2 Things you should know 
about working with a lawyer 

2 NHS website to help 
give you support 

2 Free holidays to Cornwall 

2 Grenfell Community Day 
at Kensal Library 

3 Pop-up clinics for mental 
health support 

3 Further emotional support 

3 ‘Screen and Treat’ programme 

4 What help is on offer? 

4 Housing update 

4 Care for Grenfell team set 
up to support residents 


What is this newsletter for? 

This is the forty-ninth edition 
of the Grenfell Fire Response 
Team newsletter. 

The newsletter is also available 
in Arabic and Farsi languages. 
For regular updates please follow 
us on Twitter @grenfellsupport 

and on Facebook at facebook. 
com/grenfellsupport or visit 
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Mental health 
support for 
pupils returning 
to school 

Mental health support is 
available to young people 
affected by the Grenfell 
Tower tragedy who are 
returning to school. 

Headteachers will continue 
to run parent meetings and 
provide specialist support 
and advice for students, as 
well as providing other support 
resources for schools. 

Place2Be are working with 
local schools who have 
identified a need for some 
additional counselling and 
will be providing one-to-one 
support for students, teachers 
and families when pupils return 
to school. 

The Council’s online counselling 
service, Kooth.com, is also 
available to provide further 
support to pupils affected by 
the disaster. 


Further support is available 
through the Screen and Treat 
programme run by the NHS. 
More information can be found 
by calling 0800 0234 650. 


Free holidays 
to Cornwall 

Cornwall Hugs Grenfell is 
offering free holidays to Cornwall, 
and more holidays are being 
made available online in the 
coming months. 


Families can register their interest 
online at www.cornwallhugs 
grenfell.org 


Community day at the Bush Theatre 

Families and the local community are invited to come to the Bush 
Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ to enjoy an afternoon of 
comedy, drama, dance, poetry and writing workshops, face painting, 
performances and much more. The day is taking place on Sunday 
24 September from 12 midday to 5pm, and is held by the 
Anti-Tribalism Movement in partnership with the Bush Theatre. 


Things you should know 
about working with a lawyer 

The Law Society has produced two leaflets for people affected by the 
Grenfell Tower fire to help explain issues around working with a lawyer. 

The information hopes to help answer questions people have asked about 
choosing and changing a lawyer as well as how you may be able to get 
free legal advice. 

The leaflets are being given out locally and are at The Curve or online at: 

www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/getting-expert-help/grenfell 


People can get free, impartial, independent advice in the following ways: 


North Kensington 
Law Centre 

Unit 13, Baseline 
Studios, Whitchurch 
Road, W11 4AT 

Tel: 0208 969 7473 

(emergency: 

07375 920 460) 

Email: info@nklc.co.uk 


Kensington 
Citizens Advice 

2 Acklam Road, 
London, W10 5QZ 

Tel: 020 8962 3492 

(emergency: 

07389 184 723) 


Inquest (particularly 
for the public 
inquiry) 

3rd floor, 89-93 
Fonthill Road, London, 
N4 3JH 

Tel: 020 7263 1111 

Email: inquest@ 
inquest.org.uk 


NHS website to help give you support 

The NHS has launched a dedicated website to help people affected by 
the Grenfell Tower fire, including physical health services, mental health 
support, emotional wellbeing and more. 

Find out more by visiting www.grenfell.nhs.uk 


Grenfell Community Day 
at Kensal Library 

Residents and the local community are invited to come to Kensal Ubrary, 20 
Golborne Road, W10 5PF, on Wednesday 27 September from 12 midday to 
4pm to enjoy a community day. People can enjoy refreshments, catch up with 
new and old friends and take part in fun activities for the whole family. People can 
also try something new with health trainers and some therapy sessions will also 
be available. No booking is required, so please just come and enjoy the day. 


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Pop-up clinics 
for mental 
health support 

The NHS is offering daily pop-up 
clinics for families and children, 
seven days a week, so people can 
talk to a specialist about health 
issues and mental health support. 
All services are free and 
confidential for people to use. 

The sessions take place each 
day at the following locations: 

• Mondays, 3pm to 5pm 
at The Harrow Club, 

187 Freston Road, W10 6TH 

• Tuesdays, 3pm to 7pm 

at The Clement James Centre, 
95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ 

• Wednesdays, 4pm to 7.30pm 

at Kensington Leisure Centre, 
Silchester Road, W10 6EX 

• Thursdays, 4pm to 7.30pm 

at Latymer Community 
Church, 116 Bramley Road, 
W10 6SU 

• Fridays, 2pm to 4pm 

at The Muslim Cultural Heritage 
Centre, 244 Acklam Road, 

W10 5YG 

• Saturdays, 4pm to 7.30pm 

at Maxillla Community Space, 

4 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ 

• Sundays, 4pm to 7.30pm 
at Westway Sports Centre, 

1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP 

People can find out more 
information on these clinics at 

www.cnwl.nhs.uk/ 

wp-content/uploads/ 

Grenfell-flyer.pdf 


For further information people 
can call 0800 0234 650 or email 

cnw-tr.spa@nhs.net. 

The line is open 24 hours a day. 


Further emotional support 

There are lots of services available if you or someone you know is feeling 
traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire. 


Support for adults and young 
people over the phone 

• People who need an urgent 
mental health response can 
call the NHS 24-hour support 
line on 0800 0234 650 or email 

cnw-tr.spa@nhs.net. Please 
let the operator know you are 
calling as a result of the Grenfell 
Tower fire. 

• Adults and young people can 
also call the free Samaritans 
helpline on 116 123. The line 
is open 24 hours a day. 

• People under 25 can call Childline 
any time on 0800 11 11 to talk to 
a trained counsellor any time, 
day or night. 

• CALM offers support to men, 

on 0808 802 58 58 or visit 
www.thecalmzone.net. 

The line is open every day 
from 5pm to 12 midnight. 


Support for children with 
disabilities and learning 
difficulties 

• Full of Life Kensington and 
Chelsea is providing outreach 
counselling to parents of 
children with disabilities. 


Visit www.fulloflifekc.com 

for more information. 

Online support 

• Kooth.com is a free online 
counselling service for children 
aged 11 to 19. 

• NHSGo.uk provides health 
information for young people 
under the age of 25, including 
advice on coping with stress 
after a major incident. 


‘Screen and Treat’ programme 
to help people with trauma 

The NHS are running a specialised ‘Screen and Treat’ programme to talk 
and provide support to people who might be traumatised and suffering 
from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Grenfell Tower fire. 


The programme will aim to reach up to 
period to help people who need it. The 


• GPs carrying out a physical and 
mental health assessment to 
people and helping them to find 
the most appropriate treatment 
for them 

• Talking with local people from the 
Lancaster West estate and the 


23,000 people over a one-year 
programme involves: 

local community to 
provide support 

• Providing further support for 
people who may have lost 
someone in the fire 

• Organising visits to hotels where 
people are temporarily living 


Find out more about the programme by calling 0800 0234 650. 

Further mental health support is available online by visiting 

www.cnwl.nhs.uk/news/grenfell-emotional-wellbeing-support 


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What help 
is on offer? 

Anyone who would like to speak 
to the police in relation to the 
investigation into the fire are 
asked to contact the Met Police 

on 0800 032 4539. 

Other important contacts 

Bereavement support 

Call the Freephone helpline 

on 0808 808 1677 or email 
helpline@cruse.org.uk. 

The line is open 24 hours a day. 

Replacement UK passports, 
visas or immigration queries 

Call our advice line on 

0300 222 0000. The line 
is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about 
any symptoms, please see 
your doctor or call NHS 111. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about 
housing or want to find out who 
your housing officer is please 
call 0800 137 111 or 
020 7361 3008. 

Victim support 

Call 0808 1689 111 for practical 
and emotional support, or visit 

victimsupport.org.uk. The line 
is open 24 hours a day. 

You can also get physical and 
mental support at the Grenfell 
Assistance Centre. Find out 
more by calling 07712 231 133. 

For regular updates 
please follow us on Twitter 

@grenfellsupport and on 
Facebook at facebook.com/ 
grenfellsupport, or visit 
www.grenfellresponse.org.uk 


Housing update 

Finding housing solutions that work for everyone directly affected 
by the Grenfell Tower fire remains our absolute priority and we are 
working hard to achieve this, however we are making sure to work 
at the pace that each family or household feels comfortable with. 

So far, 181 offers have been made for temporary accommodation, 

64 offers have been accepted and 29 households have moved in. 

In addition to this, 38 offers have been made for these offers and 22 
offers of permanent accommodation have been accepted by households. 


Government has given commitments to help reassure families that: 


• their needs are paramount, 
all other considerations are 
secondary to these 

• their rent will not increase and 
the same terms and conditions 
of their previous home at 
Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk will 
be maintained 

• they will have lifetime security 
of tenure 

• they will not be forced to stay in 
temporary accommodation on a 
long-term basis 

• accepting an offer of temporary 
accommodation does not mean 
that they lose priority for a 
permanent home 


• no one has to accept a 
particular property and not 
accepting a property does 
not mean that they will be 
made intentionally homeless 

• temporary homes will be rent 
and utility bill free for 12 months 

• for some cases, if they like their 
temporary home, there is the 
potential for it to become their 
permanent home (this will be 
discussed when the home is 
offered to them). 


More information is available on the 
Housing line on 020 7361 3008 


Care for Grenfell team set up 
to support residents 

The Care for Grenfell team has been set up to talk to any residents 
that have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire who feel that their 
concerns or requests have not been fully answered. 

If people do have any questions or concerns that they feel haven’t been 
met, please call 020 7745 6414 or email careforgrenfell@rbkc.gov.uk. 

The line is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

If people are calling outside of opening hours, they can provide their 
name and contact details and a member of the team will respond as 
soon as possible. 

If people need to speak to someone urgently about housing or need 
to get in touch with social services, they can call the housing line 
on 020 7361 3008 or the social services line on 020 7361 3013. 


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